Even after all of last year’s deflategate drama, the New England Patriots are on a quest towards a perfect season, with an impressive 9-0 record under their cleats to date. But now a key player’s injury will likely stand in their way.
During last week’s match-up against the New York Giants, wide receiver Julian Edelman broke a bone in his left foot—and according to reports, it’s a tricky-to-heal Jones fracture, which means Edelman will likely be sidelined for a while.
Don’t agree? Let’s not forget the Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant, who got a Jones fracture during the first week of play. He only came back for week 8; if Edelman is out for a similar period of time, it will eliminate him from the Patriots dash toward the playoffs.Of course, as a Texans fan, I’m not devastated by New England’s loss…but as a Houston podiatrist, I really feel for this athlete. Jones fractures are notorious for repeat injuries and numerous setbacks; they almost always require surgical repair. That’s not something I’d wish on anyone; even a bunch of guys with a win-at-all-costs kind of attitude.